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VMware Bulks Up with App Performance Management

When VMware started, it was all about the hypervisor. But hypervisors, while of fundamental importance, are becoming commodities. The real action is in tools for management, as well as applications and storage.

VMware knows this better than anyone and has been building and buying tools to round out the portfolio. The latest deal is B-hive, an application performance management vendor that ships in the form of a virtual appliance.

One question I have is whether VMware will adapt B-hive to work with Hyper-V (the company's main product Conductor already works with Xen). If the action is really in tools, VMware would be giving up dollars by not porting to the big V.

Interestingly, B-hive is one of many -- make that many, many -- virtualization startups with deep connections to Israel. Lot's of cool virtualization stuff emerging from that one small country.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 02, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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